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Autram Jacobs
IT Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Foods


Autram is passionate about leading digital strategy and initiatives, especially in the collaboration and infrastructure spaces. From thought leadership to technology decisions and implementations, he enjoys "rolling up his sleeves" and seeing the job being done. Data is just the beginning - seeing business drivers converting to tangible value through technology gets him up in the morning!

He is living his passion leading technology changes working for a major African FMCG Food and Bev manufacturer, as a Technology Portfolio Manager. Ultimately, for him people make the magic happen, and how the changes affect people and society, fascinates him. He is an Afro-optimist in this regard and believes Africa is tenacious and well-positioned to be on the forefront of innovation, due to our unique challenges.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chairperson's opening remarks

  • Panel Discussion - Improving mining safety and retaining competitive advantage: utilising IoT to power Africa's largest industry

  • Panel Discussion - Leapfrogging industries into a digital landscape: prove ROI and ensure investment in the Internet of Things

  • Close of IoT World Africa Day 2


Speakers at this event